126 fatwas

  • Rulings pertaining to the person suffering from amnesia Date: 29-1-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. What is the ruling in Islam about amnesia? Is it possible for a person to forget everything about himself (as seen in movies)? What if a practicing Muslim forgets all about his past and then becomes a non-Muslim? Would he be considered like the insane person? .. More

  • A sick person may break his fast regardless of when he will recover Date: 4-6-2015

    As far as fasting is concerned, what is the status of a sick person who does not know when he will recover? Should he fast? Should he make the intention for fasting? .. More

  • Epilepsy and fasting Date: 4-6-2015

    Assalaamu ‘Alaykum! Are epileptics obliged to fast in Ramadan? The case I am asking about is that of an epileptic who takes medication at strictly regular times and needs to eat each time he takes the medicine in order to alleviate his stomachaches that are caused by the drug. If a person with such illness is not required to fast, then how much.. More

  • Fasting and spastic colon patients Date: 31-5-2015

    I have been suffering from spastic colon, which is sometimes associated with diarrhea, for many years. This means I need to drink plenty of water. Am I allowed to break my fast without bearing a sin? .. More

  • The fast of senile people Date: 31-5-2015

    I have a grandmother who is old and is not of sound mind. She cannot fast. How can she make up for the fasting of Ramadan? Please also be informed that the doctors do not anticipate her recovery. .. More

  • The mere intention of travelling does not make it permissible to break the fast Date: 31-5-2015

    What is the ruling on a person not fasting on a day of Ramadan on account of traveling, but then he does not travel that day. Is he required to observe an expiation or just make up for the day? .. More

  • At what age are children to be ordered to fast? Date: 31-5-2015

    What is the age when children should start fasting? .. More

  • Does chronic headache permit breaking the fast? Date: 28-5-2015

    After five years of working in the field of civil aviation, I was afflicted with severe headaches and thus underwent three surgical operations. Such attacks did not stop and even became chronic. This necessitates taking strong pain killers. While fasting, the headache becomes even more severe, and I experience great difficulty in completing my fast... More

  • Psychological illness and fasting Date: 28-5-2015

    We have a relative who has psychological disorders when he fasts. He insults and abuses those around him. Whenever he hears the coming of Ramadan, he hates it due to this problem. He suffers from this problem since several years. He says that he consumes khat (a plant that contains psychoactive ingredients and is mostly consumed in Yemen and Somalia)... More

  • Rulings related to the one who suffers from renal failure Date: 27-5-2015

    I suffer from a renal failure since two years. May Allah keep it away from you. Praise be to Allah, I underwent a kidney transplant, and it approximately works 65 or 70 percent. It is well known that the one who underwent a kidney transplant should drink a lot of liquids and regularly take medicine. What is the ruling on fasting in this case? .. More

  • Ruling on The Fast of The One Who Underwent Kidney Transplant Surgery Date: 27-5-2015

    I have undergone a kidney transplant surgery, and after consulting the doctor regarding fasting, he prevented me from fasting. What should I do, knowing that I give food as an expiation for each day that I do not fast? .. More

  • Nature of Sickness That Permits One to Break His Fast Date: 27-5-2015

    When I was 15 years old, I used to be ill very often. My father used to tell me to break my fast during the month of Ramadan. I did this for 10 days and then made up for them. I used to feel that I was able to fast. Should I offer an expiation for those days or not? .. More

  • Conditions of the one who has Alzheimer during fasting Date: 27-5-2015

    What is the ruling on someone who suffers from Alzheimer and cannot fast the month of Ramadan? .. More

  • If proven harmful to a fetus, then fasting must be abandoned Date: 27-5-2015

    My wife is pregnant, and the doctor advised her not to fast because fasting does not enable an appropriate amount of water to reach the fetus. However, my wife insists on fasting. Is such insistence wrong? .. More

  • Ruling on fasting for a woman who cannot bear hunger and thirst Date: 27-5-2015

    My wife has a sickness in her stomach. She throws up blood. Last year, her doctor advised her not to fast because she would not have been able to stand hunger and thirst. My question is whether or not my wife is required to fast this year. .. More